For most third years, the university experience is drawing to a rapid close. We’re yet to reach the peak, with exams around the corner, but the sense of the end is obvious among us. For some people, university is simply another step along the path of life, which they’re ready to leave behind. Whereas for people like myself, I’m not quite sure whether I’m ready to hop forward yet. Although the process of university has been incredibly stressful at times, having a place to call home with friends to call family has been lovely.
It’s nice to enjoy a comfort zone for periods of our lives, but as human beings, we grow and develop best outside of these zones. Which is why, with nothing to loose, I’ve decided to move abroad to Holland this summer. I’ve applied for a couple of jobs that really inspire me and I’m trying not to get my hopes up, but it’s only natural. The only reassurance I will have in Holland is 4 family members, for the rest I’ll be alone.
In order to make this decision, I had to encourage myself to understand that change is good and healthy for the soul. Sure, I’m scared beyond reason at times but I need to strike whilst the iron is hot, or I’ll end up living a life of regret. One thing that university has taught me is that any experience that fuels knowledge and encourages further exploration, is worth it. For that lesson, I’m forever grateful.